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Originally Posted by ForSpareParts View Post
Re: Kulemin

I think it's safe to say that the KGM line was born out of a situation where teams honed in on the Kessel line. That opened up more ice time for KGM. Fans were so impressed that they declared them our top line. Once Kessel and Lupul found some chemistry KGM lost their mojo, ice time, and proven worth. Kuli also stopped playing in the dirty areas, going to the net, and didn't recover pucks as well.

He seems like a marginal 2nd liner and a good third liner.
I think Frattin and Kulemin had a competition for the King of Ping.

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